Normal, IL
Illinois State University


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Founded in 1857, Illinois State University was the first public university in the state and is one of the Midwest’s oldest institutions of higher education. It is a coeducational, residential university.

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Recent Reviews

Hana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that Illinois State University is a good school overall. There are many different activities to get involved in and t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that Illinois State University is a good school overall. There are many different activities to get involved in and the academics are great. As far as meeting people, it depends on the person. There are enough people here to make friends or keep to yourself and no one will question you

Jessica
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The staff is usually friendly, the food is not great in dinning halls, living in the residence halls is not for everyone. Liv...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The staff is usually friendly, the food is not great in dinning halls, living in the residence halls is not for everyone. Living off campus will be a better solution for introverts and for better food. The campus atmosphere is mostly good, definitely tell people where you are going if walking by yourself at night.

Julissa
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It makes you feel wanted just how every student wants to be accepted into their favorite college

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It makes you feel wanted just how every student wants to be accepted into their favorite college

Nicholas
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am going into my second semester at ISU and so far I have no complaints about the school. ISU has made it very easy for me ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am going into my second semester at ISU and so far I have no complaints about the school. ISU has made it very easy for me to transition into college life, for it is very different from what I was used to. With everything going on around the campus and all the friendly faces, it was not hard to feel welcomed to this school and environment. The teachers I have so far had were all very knowledgable and personable. The food is great and all the amenities on campus are clean and resourceful.

Malea
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The town is great and the college is really well integrated. Your academic experience really depends on your major. Business ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The town is great and the college is really well integrated. Your academic experience really depends on your major. Business majors and education majors do really well but the psychology department is a mess. Your social life will thrive here and fraternities/sororities are really popular.

Enoc
What is your overall opinion of this school?

the university is good. the campus is walkable if you live in the dorm and the food is good. i would recommend not to pop pop...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

the university is good. the campus is walkable if you live in the dorm and the food is good. i would recommend not to pop popcorn in the dorms for that always cause the alarm to start ringing, i would also like to recommend for you to join a frat/sorority or play sports something that will keep you busy and sometimes distract you from always studying that can be very helpful.

Stefan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a first year freshman at Illinois State University it originally seemed daunting to meet new people. The university set up...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a first year freshman at Illinois State University it originally seemed daunting to meet new people. The university set up welcome week activities to help meet new people. As for academics, so far the work load is not too much. Its not impossible, but it also is not a cake walk. It challenges you and makes you apply what you have learned. As for campus atmosphere students take a lot of pride in their school. It is evident at the sporting events. While it may not always be a sellout, the fans that do show up make a lot of noise and make the sporting events fun to attend. As for safety the campus does to a good job keeping students safe. Overall Illinois State University is a school I enjoy and will always recommend to others.

Breah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion is that ISU is an amazing school with a lot of variety. It has the feel of a big school, but it is a small...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion is that ISU is an amazing school with a lot of variety. It has the feel of a big school, but it is a small welcoming school. The classes are close, the teachers are amazing, and there is so many opportunities to succeed. I loved ISU and would recommend it to anyone who is interested.

Diego
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Having attended Illinois State University for almost a full semester, I can see myself really enjoying the rest of my years h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Having attended Illinois State University for almost a full semester, I can see myself really enjoying the rest of my years here. We offer plenty of extracurriculars and being a part of a few since the beginning of my freshman year, I have made plenty of new friends.

Lauren
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Attending Illinois State University was the best choice I could have made for myself. My whole life I have always wanted to b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Attending Illinois State University was the best choice I could have made for myself. My whole life I have always wanted to be a teacher and ISU was the best teaching school to go to. The people I am surrounded with everyday are kind, respectful, and inspirational. I've never had a bad experience at school and always feel very safe, whether it be with friends, professors, or walking around at night. Illinois State was the best decision I could have made and I wouldn't want to spend the next four years of my life any other place.

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  • Enrollment
  • 17,749
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $13,010
  • Acceptance rate
  • 74%

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